We have all seen MAAR finally get the praise that he has deserved for his consistently excellent play for Michigan. This article articulates his rise to becoming one of the most efficient players in the country with facts as well as with subjective observations. I know the Freep is often unpopular on this board, but this is high quality writing by a talented writer who overcomes his bias to his alma mater and gives the best piece on MAAR's senior year that I have come across (and that includes great stuff from Brendan Quinn - which has been more focused on his whole career).
Here is an excerpt:
"In February, Michigan's senior co-captain has averaged 16.4 points, 4.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds and just seven turnovers in seven games. In 18 Big Ten games, Abdur-Rahkman — a guy who played nearly 37 minutes per game — turned the ball over just 13 times. That's an absurd number for a player who handles the ball as much as Abdur-Rahkman does and it's part of the reason why he's been one of the more efficient players in the Big Ten, and the country, over the past month."
Those goggles aren't going anywhere.
"I'm going to keep wearing them," he said.
I hope you enjoy the article. I know you have been enjoying a special senior year for our beloved MAAR!